...er, it's not what you might be thinking.
When we go for walks along the river near Human Granny's house, much of the time the footpath runs along specially constructed elevated dykes.
How generous of the local authorities, I have been thinking, to build such an extensive network of excellent dog walking trails.
One can sprint to one's heart's content,
Or make new friends,
Or simply pose and take in the flat Trent Valley landscape from a conveniently elevated position.
So I was all for writing a heartfelt letter of appreciation to Nottinghamshire County Council, on behalf of the local dogs and their owners, when Gail pointed out the error in my thinking.
"Oh Bertie, when will you ever learn? It's not all about you. Those dykes were built as a flood protection measure and not for the convenience of the area's canine population."
Well, I guess we should all be pleased that Human Granny's house is safeguarded against the worst of the East Midlands weather then.
Although I still don't quite get the "not all about you" thing...